Way to Pay It Forward People!

23 11 2009

What a way to Pay It Forward people! Over 80 positive karma creators showed up at The Local Vine Thursday night to contribute to the network effect created when a group of well-intentioned people gather to create some good karma and actually offer help to each other first.

I owe some serious gratitude to Karin Zabel, the new head of the networking team at the PSAMA (she took over for me in Aug), for being the brain child behind combing the forces of PIF Parties with the reach of the Seattle-area American Marketing Association. Thanks again Karin! I’ll definitely be on the lookout for other opportunities to co-host similar PIF-style events during the months to come.Sunflower Cupcakes courtesy of Bella Domain

And, while we did manage to sell a few copies of my new book (I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???), the real “win” of the evening was hearing the constant hum of the group learning what other people were working on and what kind of help they needed right now.

All I can think is, what a great way to go into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and even found these Seven Tips for Networking Through the Holidays from Keith Ferrazzi as a great reminder for us all. Happy Turkey Day!! šŸ™‚

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4 responses

23 11 2009
Gayle Rose

The PSAMA PIF event was expectional; Big thanks to Sandy and all those who made the gathering a reality. It brought me numerous valuable connections and I was able to ‘pay that forward’ as well. I’m looking forward to diving into Sandy’s book for more insights and networking inspiration.

25 11 2009
Joe "The Connector" Kennedy

Sounds like a great event. I hope PSAMA holds similiar events on the Eastside in the future.

25 11 2009

Thanks Joe! There’s an Eastside PIF event penciled in for Thu, Jan 14th — maybe you’ll be willing to help us get the word out? šŸ™‚

2 12 2009
Christine Lewis

Sandy, thanks again for getting me to the PSAMA PIF event. I really enjoyed myself and made some great connections. It also felt great to be in such a robust networking environment. I will definitely attend PSAMA events in the future.

I really recommend that folks check out Sandy’s book. She provides some really valuable guidance to successful networking.

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